Ian had an open line caller this weekend. I'll listen to Coast with headphones on next to my girlfriend in bed. She's usually sleeping. I almost lost it though. When she said to him that Jesus was in Australia and his name is Brian. Rather than having the typical GN response of "Ohh really, that's fantastic! Does it mean the apocalypse is coming soon." Ian was the persistent smart ass with this woman. Who I do believe was completely serious. I looked it up, and there is some guy in Australia claiming to be Jesus.
Yall are right though. It does seem like he's really lost interest in the show. I wonder if that isn't partially due to George. Sometimes I wonder what goes on behind the scenes at that Network. If GN get's a little ticked when people openly admit on the air that they prefer another host. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in their production room, or see some of their emails between each other.
John B. Wells sounds promising. Hes uber-conspiratorial, but hes from Texas. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
I miss the days when Art would say to a guest "You have no idea what your talking about do you?" *click* "I'm sorry audience, thought we had a good one on, but this guy obviously had no clue what he was talking about. Were going to open lines, first caller!"